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I make bespoke hand crafted furniture from my workshop on the Derbyshire Staffordshire borders.  Creating things was part of my initial training as a bench joiner.  Over the last 29 years I have developed my skills in cabinet making. It is very satisfying and also good relaxation from the world of construction disputes to make a piece of furniture that will be part of a family home for many years to come.

I specialise in furniture made from Northern European Hardwoods and North American Hardwoods.

Projects have included Rocking Chairs, Bookcases, Sideboards, Chairs, Stools and Rocking Horses; you can see examples of my work by clicking on the Photo Gallery button at the left of the screen or by clicking on the rocking chair at the top of the screen.

I recently made a Hand Crafted Rocking Chair based on a design by Hal Taylor which is itself inspired by the designs of Sam Maloof, a truly great modern furniture maker in America.  It took me over 100 hours to hand craft this chair made from American Cherry.  I can make a rocking chair specifically sized for you or someone else in either American Cherry, Maple, American Black Walnut, European Walnut, Ash or Elm.

Another recent piece was a sideboard made from American Black walnut finished in French polish.


If you would like to have a piece of furniture made to suit your home, or would like a rocking chair making specifically for you or someone else please contact Peter Collie.

Copyright 2008 Peter Collie
Last modified: July 25th, 2008